According to the Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA), industrialization, and population growth have worsened the quality of drinking water in the Philippines. Only 35 percent of water bodies nationwide can support life systems while only 3% of urban dwellers have access to efficient sewerage systems. Flooding also adds up to this problem, further murking the quality of drinking water—a threat to the health and safety of millions of Filipinos.
With monsoon rains and twenty typhoons hitting the country yearly, sanitation and wastewater treatment managers are hard-pressed to keep systems running even at minimal acceptable levels.
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